Three Mistakes I Made as a New Teacher Leader

Brittany RinconTeacher Leader Podcast

We all make mistakes when we take on a new role, whether that role is in our personal lives (umm parenthood comes to mind) or our professional lives. In this episode:  I share the three mistakes I made when I became the curriculum coordinator and fourth grade team leader I also talk about how I am still working on these … Read More

Yup, You Still Need a Mentor

Brittany RinconTeacher Leader Podcast

Let me tell you, mentors are not only for brand new teachers! In this episode:  I tell you why you still need a mentor and honestly why you will always need one. I talk about the difference between your “inner circle”, or your core group of teacher besties and your mentors and why you really need both! Let me know you’re listening! Tag … Read More

Maintaining Positive Culture Even When Apart

Katelynn GiordanoBlog, Connect Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Classroom culture is something we all work hard to build and maintain. Steps and ideas to cultivate our classroom culture, even while apart. Realistic ideas and suggestions to connect with students, staff, and families from home. Classroom and school culture are massive components of our jobs as educators. It’s vital that we cultivate an environment where our students and … Read More

Everyone Has An Eeyore: Leadership Lessons from the 100 Acre Wood

Jacie MaslykBlog, Innovate Better, Lead Better

In This Post: Leadership lessons from a favorite childhood cartoon: Winnie the Pooh! Practical ideas to promote positivity from your “Eeyore” staff members. Everyone’s tale of leadership starts in its own unique way.  Some stories are a wild adventure. Some might take complex pathways through an enchanted land, encountering twists, turns, and challenges.  Other leadership stories are light-hearted and feel … Read More

5 Characteristics of Strong School Leaders

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Lead Better

> In This Post: The 5 qualities successful most school leaders have. Ideas on how to become a more successful leader in your school – no matter your position! Being a school leader is about more than a title or position. It’s about imparting change and leading the vision of a school, class, or department. And it’s not always easy. In … Read More